FMGE 2016: Screening test for Indian nationals with foreign medical qualifications, FMGE is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) twice a year. Foreign Medical Graduate Exam, commonly known as FMGE, is a national level entrance exam conducted in the month of June and December every year. This year, FMGE 2016 December session ihad been to be conducted on December 14, 2016 at various test centres across the country. FMGE 2016 online registrations had begun on September 26, 2016, while the last date to fill application form was November 7, 2016. Candidates who wish to appear in the exam can check below for the eligibility criteria, application details, important dates and results etc.
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Exam Name: Foreign Medical Graduate Examination
Commonly known as : FMGE
Exam Level: National
Exam conducting authority: National Board of examinations
Overview of FMGE 2016 December Session
Purpose of Examination
An Indian Citizen or Overseas Citizen of India possessing a Primary Medical qualification awarded by any Medical institution outside of India who is desirous of getting Provisional or Permanent registration with State Medical Council.
Twice in a year (June / December)
Pattern of Examination
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) based with single correct response
No. of Questions
As indicated in the page
Mode of Conduct
Online (Computer based test)
Criteria for passing the exam
150 marks (out of 300 marks)
Online Registration for December session
September 26 to October 31, 2016
December 14, 2016
According to the official brochure of FMGE 2016, “An Indian citizen/Overseas citizen of India possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after March 15, 2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of section 13 of the Act”.
However, a candidate seeking provisional or permanent registration shall not have to qualify the Screening Test if he/she holds an Under Graduate medical qualification from Australia/Canada/New Zealand/United Kingdom/United States of America and the holder thereof has also been awarded a Post Graduate medical qualification in Australia/Canada/New Zealand/ United Kingdom/United States of America and has been recognized for enrolment as medical practitioner in that country.
The examination schedule of FMGE 2016 has been declared by the exam conducting authority NBE on September 20, 2016. As per the schedule, the entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on December 14, 2016. Candidates are advised to check below for the detailed important dates of FMGE 2016.
Important dates of FMGE 2016
Notification of FMGE 2016 December session
September 20 2016
Availability of application form
September 26, 2016
Last date of filling up of application form
November 7, 2016
FMGE 2016 December session
December 14, 2016
FMGE 2016 Result
By January 15, 2017
Scheme of Examination
Candidate Entry Time at Reporting Centre
Reporting Centre Entry Closes
9:00 am to 10:00 am
2:15 to 3:15 pm
Candidates who wish to appear in FMGE 2016 December session can check below for the eligibility criteria as declared by the exam conducting authority, NBE. Candidates failing to meet the eligibility requirements will not be given admission under any circumstance.
Candidates must be a citizen of India and possesses any primary medical qualification, either whose name and the institution awarding it are included in the World Directory of Medical Schools, published by the World Health Organisation; or which is confirmed by the Indian Embassy concerned to be a recognised qualification for enrolment as medical practitioner in the country in which the institution awarding the said qualification is situated
Candidates must have obtained the Primary Medical Qualification is on or before November 30, 2016
The online application forms of FMGE 2016 has been released on September 26, 2016, while the last date to fill applications is November 7, 2016. Candidates are advised to read the official brochure of FMGE 2016 in order to understand the eligibility criteria.
The requisite application fee for FMGE 2016 December session is Rs.5500, which has to be remitted online through payment gateway via Credit Card/Debit Card and Internet Banking.
FMGE 2016 December session will be conducted in a computer based mode. The question booklet will be based on the curriculum of MBBS programme. Candidates can check below for the highlights of NEET exam pattern:
FMGE 2016 December session will consist of two papers, one in morning session ad other in afternoon session
There will be a total of 300 questions, wherein each paper will consist of 150 questions
The weightage of MCQ’s in each specialty will vary and examination authority, NBE has right to alter/vary/amend the marks of the question
There will not be a system of negative marking
Subject-wise Weightage of Questions for FMGE 2016 December Session
Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
Dermatology & STD
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Candidates who has successfully registered for FMGE 2016 December session can download their admit card in the month of November, 2016. NBE will also send the SMS alerts to candidate’s registered mobile numbers and email ids. The admit card of FMGE 2016 has consisted of candidate’s name, examination centre address etc.
The result of FMGE 2016 December session has been declared in online mode on January 10, 2016. The result has been declared in the form of score cards. The score cards of FMGE 2016 will consist of candidate’s details along with the marks and ranks secured.
FMGE Cut off 2016
The cut off score is the minimum qualifying marks a candidate needs to secure in order to qualify the entrance exam. As per the cut off criteria of FMGE 2016, candidate need to score at least 150 marks in each paper, i.e. Paper 1 and Paper 2.
Overview of FMGE 2016
Notification regarding FMGE 2016 December session
National Board of Examinations
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg
Ring Road, Delhi-110 092
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